“Documentary Music” (Used 23 times)
Lemon_Yellow_Hayes on 07/01/2018 at 03:02PM
The production company of legendary film maker Nico Mastorakis reached out to me in December of 2017 asking if they could use my song '1990-Something Part II' in their recently released and award-winning documentary entitled Mykonos, The Soul of an Island. In the production company's own words..
"This feature documentary is about the most controversial island of the Mediterranean. It’s spectacular but bitter, entertaining but critical, fun to watch yet investigative, sarcastic but emotional. It explores all slices of life, in the four months of the summer, when two million visitors come and go, five-star beach bars gross a million euros a day, busboys make $4,000 a month and tips distributed to the staff exceed one million. Mykonos of the filthy rich, the hordes of celebrities, the drugs, the deaths and the dark side where lawlessness rules. The film is not a travelogue, it delves deeply into the world of the high rollers, their excesses and extremities and the island’s total takeover by the “new colonialists.”
I knew that the Mykonos landscape was beautiful but I had no idea that human element was so decadent. Knowing that '1990-Something Part II' is kind dark musically, I asked how the song was going to be used. They explained that they wanted to use it "to underscore the darker elements of Mykonos". Regardless of the amount of sunshine in Mykonos, this is as close to the dark side as I ever want to get.
Those interested in purchasing the DVD can find it here on eBay.
8-6-18 Update: I finally got to see the video. I sat through over an hour of some of the darkest highlights of Mykonos and my song was nowhere to be found. At an hour and six minutes the song finally started. It turns out that they decided to use it for the back drop of a montage paparazzi footage. The song played for well over two minutes with no talking which was kind of nice because every other bit of music that was heard in the video had narration over the music.
Bozoo on 06/11/2017 at 06:24PM
For its 34th release, Da ! Heard It Records is warming up the machines to trace some new paths.
Packaged in quasi-monochrome illustrations with quasi-absurd architectural tendencies, the visuals emphasize the kinetic art and foreshadow what one is about to hear: chain reactions and strange angles; it all moves and it all hits.
This cassette is an absolute beat garage!
Think of a little place where things are done by hand, geared towards total customization, fine-tuning; truly without concession and C_C is the boss. He’s the one with his nose under the hood and adjusting everything by ear. In total contrast with factory and chain-work sound, C_C knows how to use a system as Low-Cost as Low-Fi. Not afraid of getting his hands dirty!
The electronic sound is played from the fingertips, and it’s audible: the patterns aren’t dull and the rhythms brilliant.
It also plays with codes, and plays with them in a laid-back way, arm hanging out the window, headlights fully on. It advances tirelessly, entertaining without using, definitely more auto-reverse than auto-stop. Natural born bottom-of-time, C_C plays it in four-wheel drive, for all terrains, and completely versatile in all respects. He alternates straight hitting lines, feedback turns, and reverb drifts, and allows himself to ride right in the middle, his kick as pressed as the pedal, larsen melodies comfortably settled in the backseat.
At full speed, it’s blinking from all sides, counterpoint at every corner. With always one ear on the rearview mirror, and the GPS evidently out of order… drifting away from the roots is inevitable. In Impendulo, one is thus neither here nor there, but rather on unknown territory with no markers, never safe, but always sound. Welcome to the fourth (rid)dimension, this four-track game that summons hormones and neurons, active listening, and active dancing.
The drum is electronic and its skin is unbreakable, and in a thousand miles, it will still be playing, unfettered. One hit up, one hit down, the rhythmics spar without any low hits and most importantly without the rotundity that fishing for sound can bring. With C_C, it’s refined and chiseled by ear on the mixing side. The composition is stripped of anything superfluous, reduced to the bones, and you feel it in your bones: trans, love it or leave it.
Impendulo, the 34th release of Da ! Heard It Records is distributed under a Creative Commons BY_NC_ND license.
The album is fully listenable and downloadable at the following address:
Bozoo on 02/07/2017 at 02:52PM
Founded in 2006, eclectic label Da ! Heard It Records aims to promote new artists and new music. D!HR is a label that is open to the world, be it to professional artists or to amateurs, and accessible to all listeners, as per its engagement to free and free-of-charge culture as well as the nature of its publications.
From nocturnal peregrinations to musical events and multiform creations, it’s been almost ten years since Max Parasite first started observing the Da ! Heard It Records label; ten years of dealing with artists with terribly improbably works: unrestrained circuit bending, grandiose chiptune, disheveling catharsis, or cavernous industrial ambient.
Anything is possible.
From the start, it seemed clear that this small community very engaged in free access to culture needed to be talked about. The idea of a documentary soon surfaced. After digging deep into the arcane corners of the Internet to investigate the beginnings of European 8-bit, Max Parasite found a bunch of the label’s artists: Ben et Béné, Computer truck, Eat Rabbit, Infecticide, Jacques Cochise, Klaten, Le Matin, Sidabitball, Skinfaxe, Sputnik Booster.
From this resulted a unique documentary about an autonomous microcosm as astonishing as it is obscure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8UoUJha3zw&feature=youtu.be
All of the releases introduced in this documentary are available for free listening and free downloading at the label’s site: http://www.daheardit-records.net.